Find support from other youth and alumni of care in this issue of Represent Magazine.
The Field Center strives to make higher education more accessible and successful for youth leaving the foster care system. Building on the success of the Field Center’s 2013 colloquium, Foster Care to College: Strategies for Success, the Field Center is engaging in a menu of FC2C activities, including convening a work group of community and statewide stakeholders, conducting research, and advocating for legislative and policy change, both on local and national levels.
The Field Center is pleased to announce that Cabrini University, Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University, and West Chester University are the first institutions in the region to start Campus Support Programs for foster youth. With technical assistance and on-site support from the Field Center and Maddy Day, Director of Outreach and Training for Fostering Success Michigan, these schools will enhance programming providing financial, academic, and other types of supports to help former foster youth succeed in college.
Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation